About Us

Ballinasloe Social Services

Who We Are

We have a core staff of 12, supported by staff from Community Employment and Rural Social Schemes. We also have approximately 40 volunteers who work on a rota basis to assist in providing the services. All our staff, volunteers and CE participants are garda vetted.

Day Care Centre

9 am – 4.30 pm
Monday to Thursday


9 am – 5 pm
Monday to Friday

Meals On Wheels

8 am – 3 pm
Monday to Friday

Funding We Receive

We receive part funding from the HSE for our older people’s services and from Tusla and Department of Children for our childcare services. Our pre-school also operates the ECCE and NCS programmes. 

We also receive support from Mercy Sisters, National Lottery, Go 4 Life, Galway Sports Partnership / Sport Ireland, Galway County Council and GRETB, but we must raise the balance through fundraising, donations and service charges. Similar to many other organisations, fundraising is becoming increasingly more difficult. 

Anyone who comes on board to fundraise on our behalf or wishes to make a donation (see make a donation tab) would be more than welcome.

We are a Company Limited by Guarantee (Company Reg No 170451) and we have signed up to the Charities Regulator Governance Code.

CFI RTE Comic Relief Fund

RTE & Comic Relief Logo

We were approved funding in 2020 under the CFI RTE Comic Relief fund under their Demand for Digital and Adapt and Respond strands.

This enabled us to upgrade our IT capabilities and deliver an Older Persons Enhancement project.

The European Social Fund Plus (ESF+)

Food & Basic Material Support 

The European Social Fund Plus

The European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) Food & Basic Material Support helps support people take their first steps out of poverty and social exclusion.

90% of the funding comes from the EU with the balance of funding coming from the Irish Exchequer.

The Department of Social Protection manages this programme in Ireland.

Our charity benefits from food assistance. The programme provides non-perishable food via their charity partners to families and individuals in need. Food supplied consist of breakfast cereals, rice, pasta and pasta sauce, soups, canned fish, jam, tea, coffee, sugar, and canned vegetables and fruit. The food items are easy to transport and store.

Donations And Support

Ballinasloe Social Services is a charity, registered with the Charity Regulator. Our Registered Charity Number (RCN) is 20025717. We are also registered with the Revenue Commissioners as a charity (CHY 10149).

Fundraising Guidelines

Ballinasloe Social Services is signed up to the ICTR Fundraising Guidelines.


Guiding Principles For Fundraising


Public Compliance Policy


Donor Charter


Feedback & Complaints Policy

Contact Us

Ballinasloe Social Services,
Co. Galway
H53 KC98